As technology changes the IT management end-game remains the same: do more with less. This will never change. The result of many discussions today is "server consolidation". With all the talk about server consolidation, excess computing power, server sprawl, and stranded storage, why consider building a server farm based on a Linux platform?
The answer is simple: do more with less. For some applications, fewer, larger servers may be the answer, but for others, low cost scalable farms are the answer. Simply stated, a server farm is a collection servers maintained to accomplish server needs far beyond the capability of one machine. Because of their flexibility, power, and relatively low cost, Linux server farms are increasingly dominate in the world of supercomputing; most commonly associated with computing used for scientific research. Other applications like web hosting, fluid dynamics and even data warehouses, and transaction processing benefit from the same flexibility.
Combining Linux with server farms based on blade server technology allows you to do more with less, by providing a platform for applications built on a virtually free operating system. Blade technology allows you to scale quickly and easily, adding servers in less time, using less valuable square footage in the datacenter, saving on cabling and power requirements, and having much less wasted storage capacity.
Server farms are increasingly being used by large enterprises to accomplish these tasks. Amdex can help plan and deploy these effectively for you, by helping you avoid the failure of individual machines, choosing the proper platforms to scale to your future needs, providing an architecture for redundancy, failover, and rapid reconfiguration of the server cluster. In addition, we can aid in the planning of the data center's cooling and power requirements.
Doing more with less applies to much more than just the quantity of servers. Together with HP technology, Amdex is 'Making IT Easy' for organizations like you to put the power of Linux farms to work.